Franchises, as people understand them, are relatively new. The popularity of franchising certainly didn't come until after World War II, but the fundamentals of modern franchising date back to the days when the church entered into game series agreements with tax collectors, who kept a percentage of the money they collected and passed the rest over to the church. This practice has come to a stop.
He created a beverage out of sugar, molasses, flavors, and cocaine, which is no longer an ingredient, in the late 1800s. Pemberton hired some individuals to bottle and market the beverage, which is today known as Coca-Cola. It was one of the first, and quite honestly, the most successful, in the field.